Ever since federal penalties totaling $1.5 million were imposed earlier this year on 13 meat plants contracting in eight states with Packers Sanitation Services Inc. for employing children in critical food safety jobs, the storyContinue Reading The food industry, especially meat producers, appears to be at the center of stepped-up child labor enforcement
A senator and representative have introduced legislation that would give the FDA and CDC authority to enter and collect samples at feedlots during foodborne illness outbreaks.
Federal agencies currently cannot collect samples from concentrated animal…Continue Reading Legislation would give the FDA, and CDC power to collect samples from animal farms during outbreaks
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When you are sitting comfortable at home feeding your kids or going out to dinner, remember that there are a lot of people that have your back. I will be profiling them…Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Rosa DeLauro is just one of the heroes of ‘Poisoned’
Editor’s note: This column and profiles of the 16 food safety champions (four not pictured above) was originally published by Quality Assurance magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. To read profiles of the individual…Continue Reading 30 years of food safety standouts
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I have been thinking it has been some time since I dug into a Naughty or Nice list. Here is one we at Food Safety News put together (with input from readers)…Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Memories of a Naughty and Nice List
The Government Accountability Office says the FDA should have the power to ask for and receive information from food companies about food packaging and food production surfaces in relation to chemical contamination.
In a report…Continue Reading GAO office says FDA’s hands shouldn’t be tied on food package chemicals
Abbott Nutrition’s Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Ford has announced that his company is putting up $500 million for a new infant formula manufacturing facility at a location yet to be determined.
His announcement…Continue Reading Abbott Nutrition puts up $500 million for new state of art baby formula production
UPDATED — This version of this story includes quotes from Commissioner Robert Califf and U.S. Rep. Rosa Delauro.
A shakeup of the chain of command at the FDA may be coming, but the beginning…Continue Reading FDA leader hiring affiliated foundation to review problems at food side of agency
A member of Congress and consumer groups are expressing shock and asking hard questions about reports of additional infant deaths attributed to baby formula from Abbott Nutrition.
Following a report on Wednesday citing a Food…Continue Reading U.S. representative livid about new information in infant formula crisis
A subcommittee of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is set to begin a hearing on infant formula shortages, which are related to recalls of products linked to an outbreak of cronobacter infections.